How We Work
Elegant Wedding Photography
When photographing with our Elegant style, we place you in the picture with a picturesque landscape, building or sky behind you. We place you so you are full length in the frame and beautifully lit. This popular style places you in the context of the background at your wedding with breathtaking imagery.
Intimate and Romantic Wedding Photography
Our Intimate and Romantic style zooms in tight and captures your thoughts and feelings and the fun you are having together. We know how to get a reaction from you so we get to photograph real and natural expressions. We know how to make your eyes smile.
Reportage Wedding Photography
When we are photographing with our Reportage (or Photojournalism) style, we are photographing whatever it takes to tell the emotional story of your day in pictures. Most of the time you won't even realise we're doing photographing you and neither will your guests. We'll notice situations developing and get ourselves at a good position to benefit from the best lighting, framing and background and to record the moment.
Fine Art Wedding Photography
At every wedding we try to make sure we've taken some photographs you could put on your wall if you chose to or create a breathtaking big-picture double-page spread in your album. Stunning photographs, beautifully lit that are an elegant reminder of your day. Precisely what we photograph will vary depending on your schedule, your venue and the weather but we are well-practiced at being able to make the best with what we're given. It is our aim to photograph some stunning fine art romantic photographs at each wedding.
There is no limit to the number of meetings and phone calls you can have with us to help in the planning of your day.
We impose no time limit on our coverage of your day (though we like to be away by 9pm and we normally leave just after your First Dance).
We are a friendly husband and wife team who know how to best photograph your wedding day whatever the weather or venue. We don’t limit the number of photographs we take and neither do we limit the number of photographs we deliver (though it typically turns out to be 400+ for a full day’s coverage).
We photograph in a variety of styles during a wedding ranging from candid, contemporary and reportage to traditional and fine art so you have plenty of opportunity to choose the styles you like most for your album.
We have three styles of album. The Coffee Table range are a popular classic to complement your images. The elegant ESPRIT range of lay-flat albums are smart and sleek and very popular. But you will fall in love with our sumptuous and luxurious BELLISSIMO PERFETTO range the moment you see its leatherette padded cover inside its velvet lined presentation box with black faux leather cover. The ESPRIT using a quality ink-based printing technology but the BELLISSIMO PERFETTO using a photographic-print technology and the difference in quality is astounding. You get so much more out of your photographs in the BELLISMO PERFETTO range. Book us for a meeting and we will show you the difference.
We will design you a bespoke wedding album including your selection of around 100+ images (depending on the size of the album) beautifully printed on quality paper by one of the UK's most acclaimed wedding album suppliers.
We hand process all the images we deliver to you. Processing includes technical corrections as well as creative editing. The exact number of images we deliver varies from wedding to wedding but it’s usual for us to deliver 400+ processed images for full coverage of a wedding.
Book us now for affordable and quality photography by friendly and non-intrusive photographers.
We can also provide:
Albums of varying styles, sizes and numbers of pages
Thank you cards
We'd love to meet with you to show you our range of products.
Pre-Wedding Portrait Sessions
Pre-wedding Portrait sessions help get you used to our cameras and learn how to look relaxed, natural and at your best.
We will coach you on how to stand to look at your best - pre-wedding portrait sessions are also great opportunities to get to know each other and get you more relaxed in front of the camera.
You are welcome to use some of these photographs in your wedding stationery or a print with a wide mount that your guests can sign on the day.
"On the Day" Attendance
On the day, we will provide you with two wedding photographers. Not only does this mean that you have better coverage of the day but it also gives you a wider creative range (one can shoot long as the other is shooting wide for example) as well as increased security should anything terrible happen to one of the cameras (touch wood it never has yet).
We dress like guests and mingle as guests for most of the day. You’ll hardly notice we’re there, except for when we are organising formal groups or photographing your portraits…and maybe when you need us to pin a button hole or tie a cravat.
We will arrive at your place for bridal preparations some two hours (plus travel) prior to the ceremony, if you wish us to do so.
We will photograph flowers, shoes and jewellery prior to them being worn as well as the latter stages of make-up, lacing of the wedding dress and photograph reportage for the general preparation activity. If time allows we shall also photograph bridal party portraits before leaving for the ceremony.
Albums and Keepsakes
We work with you to design a bespoke wedding album including your selection of around 100+ images beautifully printed on quality paper by one of the UK's most acclaimed wedding album suppliers.
Our exquisite Belissimo Perfetto luxurious album packages offer a “simply perfect” seamless spread of your images across the spine area of your album, which is bound with a luxurious leatherette padded cover and delivered in a velvet lined presentation box with black faux leather cover.
Some of our packages include Keepsake Accordion fold-outs, ideal as gifts for bridesmaids, mums or yourself to keep in your handbag or on your desk.
USB Memory Stick with all the Processed Images of the Day
All our Wedding Packages give you an elegant USB Memory Stick with all the processed photographs of the day.
The USB will contain processed images in both web-sized and full sized jpeg image files.
We process all the images we deliver to you. Processing includes technical corrections as well as creative editing. The exact number of images we deliver varies from wedding to wedding. We normally deliver 400+ processed photographs for full coverage of a wedding.
We will retain copyright of the photographs but we give you the rights to make your own prints and copies for personal use.
We sell Wedding Tokens for your guests to buy so you can redeem on any wedding extras you choose e.g. prints, canvas, higher spec album, hi-res music slideshow on DVD, etc.
All they have to do is contact us, pay and tell us where they would like the Wedding Token sent.
Wedding Tokens are available for any amount from £25.
Precise delivery times can vary depending on my workload and how much coverage we gave you on the day but here is a guide as to what we normally achieve:
- On-line Gallery for all your processed images (between 3-6 weeks after your wedding - if we've had a heavy August then some Autumn weddings can take eight weeks but we do all we can to keep these to a minimum)
- First draft of your wedding album design (within a couple of weeks of receiving your image choices for your album)
- Printed Albums (normally a couple of weeks after receiving approval of the album design)
If your wedding is further than an hour from away from Southampton, then we may need to add reasonable travel expenses to our package price and perhaps overnight accommodation if the distances and your wedding schedule require it.